Is your refrigerator running? Yes? You had better go catch it! Wait, your refrigerator is not running? What in the world did you do to it? Let me guess, you went grocery shopping, filled it to the brim, only to find out that the darn thing is no longer cooling. What in the world are you going to do?
Well, first things first. You are going to simply have to find somewhere to store all that food you just bought. Do not throw that food out! Get you a cooler! I bet you feel silly not having a backup refrigerator, now don’t you?
Checking out the Refrigerator
Now, after you have all that food put away somewhere cool, you can now begin inspecting your refrigerator. You will first want to check to make sure that it is plugged in. What? Of course, it was plugged in you are saying. Sure, just check it to make sure. You would not believe how many times one might actually get unplugged by accident. If the plug is good, you will want to check your breaker. Sometimes the breaker may go out. What, you don’t know how to check the breaker? You are how old? YouTube it if nothing else! Once you have ensured that nothing is wrong with the breaker, you will want to check the freezer portion of the refrigerator. Check to see if is cold or is it warm just like the refrigerator? Also, check around the refrigerator for signs of any kind of leaks. After this, you will also want to check the inside of the refrigerator for ice blockages. These would be around where the air comes in. Also, listen to see if you hear the fans and the compressor running.
Getting the Refrigerator Repair
If you are handy with tools and know what you are doing, you can go into more advanced diagnostics. If you do not have any idea what you are doing, do not attempt this! You could end up damaging your refrigerator beyond repair. If you are handy, make sure that you look for things working like your fan motors and your compressor. You can check the electrical output of these with your meter. If you see that this is not working as it should, you may want to consider replacing the part.
For example, if the fan is not running on your refrigerator, you will need to replace it. Do not go and order refrigerator repair parts from just anywhere. Do not go down the street to Uncle Bubba either. His parts are crap. So many people think that they can get used parts that will last forever. 2 weeks after putting on the parts, the refrigerator goes down again. Only get refrigerator repair parts from a reliable source that has great reviews and a full array of parts for your refrigerator.
If all else fails, call an appliance repair technician. They will be able to help you to get your refrigerator up and running. Just make sure that they are using great refrigerator repair parts from a reliable source and not Uncle Bubba’s broken down appliance parts.